Marine Week Closing Ceremonies

Some highlights from yesterday’s closing ceremonies rounding out a successful Marine Week Cleveland 2012.

As for me, I had the honor of hosting the last official act of Marine Week by presiding over the relief of the honor guard at the mobile Vietnam War Memorial which had been jointly guarded by Marines and the Cleveland Police Department all week. Of the thirty six police who guarded the wall with us twenty one had prior service in the military.

Rather appropriately, we closed out Marine Week with a little rain in the evening.
Pfc. Nicolas Woodworth, left, Sgt. Joseph Tate, middle, and Lance Cpl. Richard Rooks, all with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, retrieve the colors during the relief of the Honor Guard for the final day of Marine Week Cleveland in front of the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall at Voinovich Park in Cleveland June 17.
A spectator renders honors during final colors at the ceremony.

More thoughts forthcoming on Marine Week and the awesomeness that is the great city of Cleveland!

Photos by Sgt Shannon Yount

Semper Fidelis,
America’s SgtMaj

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